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    July 8, 2011
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next with more. hi, there. >> good evening, thanks a lot. i appreciate it. thanks for joining us this hour. we begin with more on the breaking news this hour, former first lady betty ford, wife of president gerald ford and famously the founder of the betty ford center for alcohol and rehabilitation has died tonight. she was 93 years old. nbc news anchor brian williams looks back on betty ford's remarkable life. >> we got to know her all over again during the week of mourning for president gerald ford. her strength and dignity still intact 30 years after leaving the white house. >> i was an ordinary woman called on stage at an extraordinaire time. >> elizabeth bloomer-ford never expected to be anything other than a congressman's wife. >> his wife, betty ford.
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>> but she became first lady the day richard nixon resigned. it was, she said, the saddest day of her life. >> i am indebted to no man and only to one woman, dear wife. >> i didn't know what i was getting into and i don't think there's anything that can prepare you for it. >> suddenly america wanted to know all about betty ford. >> mrs. ford was born in chicago, lived most of her life in grand rapids, michigan. >> she married gerald ford in 1948, a few weeks before he was elected to congress. they raised a family that became america's first family as regular as the neighbors next door. from the beginning, betty ford spoke her mind. >> i think it's time the women step up. >> this first white house press conference terrified her, but nothing compared to what came seven weeks later. >> betty ford underwent surgery
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for breast cancer on saturday. >> dr. luke ash has assured me that she came through the operation all right. >> betty ford openly and kraj yously faced breast cancer and a radical massectomy, inspiring women to get breast exams themselves. she campaigned actively for the equal rights amendment. >> why should my husband's job or yours prevent us from being ourselves? >> i hear about that from betty virtually every night. >> she lobbied for a woman on the supreme court and publicly supported abortion rights. >> in our own family, my dear wife, she -- [ cheers and applause ] >> but the president did listen. >> you have come a long, long way. >> she grew loved being first
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lady, a former professional dancer, she found plenty of opportunities to step out, and along the way met some of the world's most interesting people. >> we were just good friends. >> betty ford is considered by many to be the president's biggest asset. >> when gerald ford lost the 1976 election, his voice gone, he turned to his wife to read his concession. >> the real spokesman for the family, betty? >> the fords retired to california only to confront another crisis. >> on friday, mrs. betty ford was released from hospital treatment for addiction to pain killing drugs and alcohol. >> once again by honestly and publicly facing a very personal problem, betty ford became a pioneering role model. >> having this happen to me has been the best thing in the world, i never felt better. >> she made recovery from substance abuse her mission,
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co-founding the betty ford center in 1982 and helping untold thousands of people. >> i'm very, very proud of betty with her leadership at the betty ford center. >> betty ford faced perhaps her greatest challenge with the death of her husband in 2006, the closing chapter in an extraordinary 58-year marriage. all her life as first lady and long afterward, betty ford found the strength to face her challenges head-on, giving countless others the courage to do the very same thing and that was her gift. >> i'm delighted that i could carry a message. i think that's what we're here on this earth for, to help others. mpl brian williams, nbc news, new york. >> again, the breaking news this hour is former first lady betty ford has died in palm springs, california, at the age of 93.
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a statement from mrs. ronald reagan upon learning this news, i was deeply saddened when i heard of betty ford's death. she has been an inspiration to so many. she was jerry ford's strength through difficult days in our country's history and i admired her courage with facing her personal struggles for all of us. my deepest sympathy go out to the entire ford family at this very sad time. we turn now to andrea mitchell, who joins us live from washington, d.c. andrea, i know you knew betty ford well. your initial reaction tonight to learning this sad news? >> well, i guess it's that it was expected, because she has been ailing, rachel, but this woman was such a role model and mentor to other women and was so strong and so determined and such a -- an extraordinary leader for women when there were
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very few. she supported the equal rights amendment, i covered her in houston back in 1978, i think, when she marched. she was very free-thinking. this was, of course, after she had left the white house, but in the white house, her as brian williams was reporting, her response to the diagnoses of breast cancer, with the president, president ford hugging her and she was there in her bathrobe and they were talking about the importance of women getting early protection of breast cancer. it was eye opening, a lightening change the way women and men around the country viewed breast cancer. this was a disease not discussed. nancy reagan, in her turn when she suffered that diagnosis and recovered strongly from it as well when she was first lady, but betty ford really set the
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mold for that, then acknowledging she had become addicted to painkillers and to alcohol, she led a lonely life when her husband was in congress and out on the campaign trail, her children and husband did an intervention. out of that evolved the betty ford center so countless millions of men and women have been helped with their addiction. millions of women helped with the mammography, the diagnostic centers around the country. we have heard a great gratitude to her, and we all went through that mourning for her husband when she lost president ford some years ago, but she has lived pretty much inseclusion well into her 90s, she was 93 when she died. >> andrea, do you feel her candor on issues like her breast cancer, her candor on issues like her support for the equal
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rights amendment, some of the other things you were describing there, did that change the role of the first lady ever more? did she break the mold of what was expected for first ladies? >> absolutely. she was very honest and candid about what it was like to have an adolescent daughter in the white house. she had the boys and their pranks. it was a lively white house. even though it was two and a half years, the bond they forged through those years, many of the cabinet members who succeeded afterwards, some had ups and downs, of course, is the course of history, but the ford team came together in june in washington and there was a steadfast loyalty for the fords. she was beloved by her husband's staff, by the ford alumni, if you will, and she will be remembered precisely for being so outspoken. >> chief foreign correspondent andrea mitchell, thank you so
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much. >> thank you. >> former first lady betty ford has died tonight at the age of 93 in palm springs, california. statement from george h.w. bush, barbara and i enjoyed betty ford very much. no one confronted life struggles with more fortitude and honestly and we learn from the challenges she faced, the betty ford center will be her lasting legacy of care and concern. we were proud to know her and call her a friend. we'll miss her very much. betty ford, mother of four, wife to the late gerald ford has passed of the age 93. >> ( rooster crows ) >> by 2020, 50 billion network devices will roam the earth. that's seven devices per person. this will change how we work in ways we've never before imagined. what do you need to secure your people, their devices, and your business? a network that can evolve
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it's simple with prilosec otc. one pill a day. twenty-four hours. zero heartburn. no heartburn in the first place. great. when republicans took over the house this year, they came in talking about jobs, jobs, jobs, how republicans and republican policies were going to create jobs. they said they'd cut spending, regulation, taxes, deficit, shrink the debt, and that would make jobs grow. that's what they said in january when republicans took over the house. then, a miracle, the economy did grow jobs, 192,000 jobs the very next month, so republicans took a few modest victory laps, demonstrates the resilience of theslaugt. republicans will not rest in our
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efforts to break down barriers put in place by washington democrats. get in there, john boehner, take credit here. yes, "the improvement is credit to the hard working american people and their -- our success in stopping tax hikes due to hit our economy on january 1st." what they said is when you look at job numbers, think republican leadership, think republican policies. when you see job numbers, think republicans. that has been the line from the republicans when we have had good jobs reports these last few months. today we got a really astonishingly bad job's report. magically, though, republicans had nothing to do with this one. they are responsible for the good ones, but the bad ones, some other guy's fault. today confirms when we know, that president obama has failed says mitt romney. a stinging reminder president
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obama has failed says head of the gop, john boehner himself saying americans are still asking the question, where are the jobs? that is what american people are asking, but what if they are asking that of you, mr. boehner? given the chance to take credit, republicans would like to pass, please, hand the talking stick to the person on your left. from washington monthly today, this is the growth in jobs in the last few months -- the last few months of last year when democrats were in charge of the house, generally going up. this is what happened to job growth after the republicans took over at the beginning of this year, jobs going down. does that mean republicans controlling the house kills jobs? no, jobs did better last year when democrats ran the house and worse since republicans have run the house, that doesn't mean they've been causing it either way. that said, it's true republicans have not brought up a single jobs bill for a vote in the house since boehner has been in
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charge, but if you're looking for blame in today's disastrous economic numbers, there is plainly-visible blame there. what you want to blame is government layoffs. last month, private companies at the 57,000 jobs, not enough, not that great, but still better than the overall number. why is that? government, state and local governments not only did not add jobs last month, they are hemorrhaging them. public sector lost 39,000 jobs in june. subtract the public sector loss from private sector growth you get the figure, 18,000 jobs gained in the entire united states of america. this is what's happened to public sector government jobs over the past two years. that peak in the middle is census workers last year, right, those are temporary jobs. the rest that slide toward oblivi
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oblivion, house workers, teachers, road crews. matthew iglesias charting 500,000 government jobs lost, real americans, paying real taxes over the last two years. why are local governments and state governments laying people off? why is alto, texas, getting rid of its entire police force? why are towns across america closing swimming pools, shortening work days? because of budget cuts. we are committing an unforced economic error. we're cutting government at the same time that the private sector is cutting. it is the classic mistake to make after a financial crisis. hoover and roosevelt made a version in the 1930s, japanese made a version in the 1990s, now we are making it, an unforced economic error. a fumble, mistake. cutting budgets dramatically because they have to.
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the one entity that could cut them out are heading towards cuts of their own, big ones. this, which we thank local and state government for, that's what republicans are insisting be brought now to washington. >> i think the situation we face is pretty urgent. as a matter of fact, i would describe it as dire. we have three really big problems, we have a spending problem, we have a debt problem, and we have a jobs problem. >> that's why i believe he went on to say it is important for us to fundamentally fix our spending problem and our debt problem and help get our economy moving again. so three problems, spending problem, he says we should fix that. debt problem, he says we should fix that. jobs problem, yeah, we sure have one of those. why doesn't he say we should fix that one too? john boehner said he's ready to fix spending and the debt but
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those two will just magically fix the jobs thing too? that doesn't need fixing on its own, it fixes itself? so far, anyway, that magic is not working out so great, president obama plans to meet with republican lawmakers again this weekend on sunday to talk about the debt ceiling. republicans are insisting on big cuts in spending to close the deficit before they'll agree to raise the debt ceiling so america doesn't default on its loans. the president advised everybody to wear comfortable clothes on sunday. senate stays in session to reach a deal before it's too late. this is washington in crisis mode. the crisis in washington is a political crisis. it is a crisis over the debt ceiling, which is a vote they take every year. because of that vote, because republicans are saying they are not going along with it this year, debt and deficit issues are the crisis in washington. that's the weekend beltway
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crisis, everybody come to work on sunday thing in washington. that's why washington is in a panic. but outside of that political crisis of our own making, outside of politics, this is a real crisis. this chart comes from calculated risk, a really good blog about the economy. it shows all the recessions since the second world war, all hard times in your parent's lives, grandparent's lives, maybe even great grandparent's lives. how steep the job loss was in those recessions and how quickly the economy recovered in those recessions. this is a real crisis. our economy has been unfathomly sick. that's us, that line there. we have stopped getting better. that line flattens out on the right. the private sector is not hiring enough, and the government instead of acting counterstick lickly, the government is laying people off. this weekend in washington, this is what the two political parties are meeting about, what
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they are discussing, the topic of discussion in this big crisis everybody go to work on sunday in washington, what they are talking about is how to cut spending more. how to make this terrifying picture worse. joining us now is robert frank, professor of economics at the johnson school of management at cornell university, thanks for being here. nice to see you, rach. >> very worried about what he thinks is about to happen in washington. says trying to balance the budget in times of economic success is deepening the slump. do you agree both with that assertion and that worry? >> yes, i do. when john boehner said we have a spending problem, he's exactly right, that we do have a spending problem, only it's the opposite problem from the one he seems to think we have. we aren't spending enough. that's why there are not people employed today, not a demand for
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goods and services. consumers are not spending because they are in debt, businesses don't invest because they can already produce more than people want it buy with existing plant and equipment. only actor on the scene to do something about the deficit and spending is the government and we're moving in the belong direction with it. >> what about the people who say the government doesn't have that capacity anymore, that the debt level, frankly, is so heavy right now that america is putting itself in a different kind of risk by spending more? >> it's wrong headed, it's focussed on the wrong time dimension of the problem. with so many millions out of work, the losses from the output they don't produce are ten times the size of the interest we paid on last year's deficit, which was one of the biggest deficits we've run in recent decades. it's just an order offing magnitu magnitude, greater loss of people to remain unemployed than it would be to take steps to get
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them on the job. we have projects that need to be done, we should be doing them. >> if you accept the premise the time frame, the premise that long term deficit and debt needs to be tackled, but spending is what we need to focus on now to deal with this horrendous unemployment. is it possible to reduce the long-term debt while increasing spending now? >> of course. if you look at the infrastructure deficit that we have, the postponed maintenance, crumbling bridges and highways, dams at risk of collapse, there's one very compelling example that illustrates the nature of the opportunities we face. there's a ten-mile stretch of interstate 80 in nevada. if we fix it now, it's in bad condition -- today we can hire
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unploid people to do that job, there's equipment sitting idle that can do the work. interest rates are lower than they've been in decades. there's no question we're going to let interstate 80 go back to gravel. we have to fix it. we can fix it now for $6 million or two years for $30 million. the spending of that $6 million today will put people to work and reduce future deficits. it's not a tradeoff, it's shooting ourselves in the foot not to be taking those steps. >> if the agreement in washington is to cut spending, excuse me, steeply, do you think that could put us back into recession? >> it will slow the recovery at the least and yes, we have every reason to fear the recession could begin anew. >> robert frank at cornell. this is -- i'm not a person who usually gets scared by economic stuff, i feel scared by looking at those numbers today and the figures. >> we're all frightened.
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>> thank you for helping us understand. turning now to peter welch of vermont, greg sergeant urged republicans in the house to vote no on the debt ceiling if the white house and democrats reach a bad deal. congressman welch, thank you very much for your time tonight. >> good to be here. >> what would constitute a bad deal to cause you to vote no on the debt ceil something. >> first of all, this debt ceiling debate is not on the level. the folks that are insisting that we stone wall and actually reach default, mr. boehner and mcconnell, those are the folks that insisted we go to war in iraq and insisted on the $2.3 trillion in tax cuts. they are the ones that we insisted we have a prescription drug program on the credit card, bills as coming due, and they are acting as though those bills can be waived away, and why is the next assault is on medicare
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and social security. the second point is this, that this high-stakes cowboy gamble of playing russian roulette, for the first time possibly defaulting on our debt, you know who really is going to lose on this? it's the american retiree, it's a person with an ira, a mom and dad putting money aside for their college education for their kids because the market is going to hammer us. at the end of the day, we are going to raise the debt ceiling because we have to, and the question is will we do it in a responsible way or be pistol whipped by the bond market? if we do it the latter way, the mom and dad saving for their kid to go to college, it will be the retiree counting on the ira. this is reckless and irresponsible. my view, we should acknowledge that we have to pay our bills. america pays its bills, even
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ones we didn't necessarily endorse. like i oppose the iraq war, but we have to pay for it. partly because we have veterans who have lost limbs, they are in the va, they need our help. we are going to say no, we're not paying the cost of making certain you have a decent life? not acceptable. >> to be clear, congressman, do you think that damage has already been done to the economic environment just by us getting this close already to potentially defaulting on the debt, this close to the debt ceiling? >> yes, i do, and it's risky. and what will happen is when the market turns, it will turn suddenly and savagely, and we won't know what will precipitate it, but could be a layman-style disaster. we pay our bills. could you imagine if you say hey, i don't feel like paying my mortgage, i'm not paying my rent, i'm not paying my college tuition. i don't feel like it. i'm using it as leverage for
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something else. politicians don't have a right to do that. we're playing russian roulette with the american economy. we should acknowledge our responsibility to pay our bills, some which we endorse, some which we didn't, but america pays our bills and i support paying our debt with a clean vote on the debt ceiling so we avert this real danger to american retirees, folks trying to put their kids through college. one point in the increase in the interest rate, that's $160 billion additional debt to the american people, reckless, irresponsible, and avoidable. >> in terms of the sort of twin disasters or two disasters we're facing, one, as you're noting is a political creation, that the debt ceiling vote is becoming a crisis, danger to the country of getting at least this close to the debt ceiling is a political
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creation, a deal averting that. the other disaster is the jobs disaster, how bad the unemployment situation is right now and the possibility we're going back into recession. can you imagine anything constructive on jobs coming out of this congress because of this fight? >> absolutely not. i mean, right now we collect about 15% of gross domestic product in revenues. that's the lowest tax collection since the eisenhower era. obviously -- all about undercutting any institutional capacity to do things to rebuild that infrastructure like professor frank mentioned, to do the water and sewer in the cities and counties throughout
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the country, to do research in health care and in science that has almost been the hallmark of economic growth and the pride of america. so are we going to have confidence as a nation that we can be in this together, that we can invest in the future, that we can rebuild our infrastructure, or are we going to deny our obligation to pay obligations incured? that's what the debt ceiling debate is about, and essentially stick it to working men and women who will pay the biggest price when they see the impact of higher interest rates on their credit cards, on their mortgages, and lower values on their iras and college funds for their kids. >> peter welch of vermont, thanks for your time tonight, sir. appreciate you joining us on a friday. >> thank you. more ahead, including the state of iowa rendering itself irrelevant in politics. does that in one daily dose.
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in 1991, the election for louisiana governor was a democrat named edwin edwards there on the left against david duke, the klu klux klan. it was because the klansman had beat the republican governor in the primary that year.
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you're the incumbent governor and you lose to the guy in the clan? seriously? yes, seriously. this is your life. buddy romer's exit stage right was in 1991 when he lost the primary to david duke. buddy romer is trying to get back into american politics now by running for president. he's due to announce his candidacy at 5:00 p.m. in louisiana tomorrow. for the record and maybe to annoy david romer, david duke himself is reportedly also considering getting into the presidential race this year. david duke, the clansman is seeing how much support he can garner for a potential presidential bid. yeah. want to go further down the rabbit hole with me on 2012 politics on today's headlines?
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i can keep going. you may recall rick perry has called for runners to come to texas on august 6th to pray and fast in a stadium with rick perry. it's a christian prayer meeting. they are jumping up and down to get people to notice what this event is and who rick perry is running it with. right wing watch -- explaining his theory between the connection of the end of the world and a popular television personality who you frankly might not expect to be a harbonger of the anti-christ. >> the babalon will be a religion of affirmation, toleration, no absolute, a counterfeit justice movement. they'll feed the poor, have
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humanitarian projects, inspire acts of compassion for all the wrong reasons. they won't know it, beloved, they'll be sincere, many of them, but their sincerity will not in any way lessen the impact of their deception. the fact that they are sincere does not make their deception less damaging. i believe that one of the main pastors as a forerunner to the movement is oprah. >> is oprah? really? really. >> she is winsome, she is kind, she is reasonable, she is utterly deceived. utterly deceived. >> oprah winfrey, har bonger of the antichrist. rick perry's campaign for the presidency, ladies and gentlemen. also today, two of the
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candidates for president signed a pledge to ban porn and to never look at porn. a right wing iowa group that really, really wants its name to be said on national television is demanding that all republican presidential candidates sign its pledge to ban pornography, never look at pornography themselves, which might make enforcing the ban awkward. i don't know, i can't risk looking at it. they have to pledge not to cheat on their spouses and declare people are gay because people choose to be gay. something in there about intrusive intimate comingling among attractives. also about sharia law, banning abortion, making divorce harder. do you get e-mails that are upsetting, then this drift into all capital letters and punctuation goes free-falling, then it's the try-lateral commission and i saw this thing on alex jones that has me upset?
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that's this pledge. that's like this pledge that michele bachmann and rick santorum both signed today in iowa. the footnotes alone, pages of footnotes about anal incontinence and demographic jihad, it's amazing. one thing this says is black children grew up in more stable homes during slavery. if you took a cracked pot and cracked that cracked pot, you'd be approaching this right here. michele bachmann, running second in iowa and some polls second nationally, signed this pledge today, so did rick santorum and tim pawlenty is reportedly mulling it over seriously. presumebly because the new york times put his obituary on their front page today and he's planning on keeping his campaign
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alive by doing well in iowa and this anal incontinence i'll never look at porn thing is what presidential politics are like in iowa this year. this is what it's like this year to run for the republican nomination to president. [ male announcer ] this is larry... whose long day starts with arthritis pain... and a choice. take tylenol arthritis and maybe up to six in a day...
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on the night of july 8, 1998, an oil and gas platform off the coast of scotland was a scene of a dramatic disaster. suddenly burst into flames because of a massive gas leak on board. as the alfa exploded and burned in the ocean, hundreds of crew members on the rig were thrust into a fight for their lives. for hours giant fire balls engulfed the rig, feeding the flames. then on july 8, 1988, this day, the massive loss of life resulting from the disaster started to become evident. >> rescue workers in the north sea say they have given up any
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hope of finding anymore of the 149 men still missing in the oil rig fire there. 17 men are confirmed dead. >> one survivor called it a big bang, turned the huge platform into an inferno. the platform split in two, most workers were in sleep, trapped in their bedrooms. >> after the piper alpha exploded, rescue vessels arrived on scene to put out the flames. even though the rescue vessels were experiencing difficulties. then there was the main firefighting vessel, the one you see here, it was crippled by its own bad design. its rescue bridge and firefighting system were both hobbled. the alpha piper explosion ended up killing 167 oil workers in
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all, making it the deadliest disaster in history. this massive loss of life served as a wake-up call for the oil industry, which promised to change its ways going forward. >> what has happened at piper is, in my opinion, going to cause a -- an acceleration of the whole number of changes. >> an acceleration of a whole number of changes in the oil industry. oil drilling after piper alpha will be much, much safer, we promise. the one with the design flaws that kept it from doing much good, that vessel is still out there, still exists, last time i looked at my watch still existed. the transocean is on the verge of sinking off the coast of africa. last year after the anniversary of the piper alpha disaster,
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last year this was the top story in the country. >> we turn again now to the mess in the gulf on day 80. here's where we are, oil has now come ashore along 507 miles of coastline in all five gulf states, and there's oil now north of new orleans. >> the deep water horizon oil disaster. in the twist of fate, the rig starting to drill is the same rig that was called on to respond to the deadliest oil disaster in history 23 years earlier and could not do what it was supposed to do when it got there. the alpha piper disaster was supposed to be a big wake-up call for the oil industry. today, 23 years to the day after that disaster, this is what one of america's greatest river looks like, miles and miles of yellowstone river fouled in exxon mobil crude oil. it's been a week since a
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pipeline burst below the yellowstone river, and this is what exxon mobil's response has been, pads. governor schweitzer has now openly criticized the company's response. yesterday governor schweitzer pulled members of his staff out of a oil spill respond center. posting exxon's security guards at the command site. today mr. schweitzer opened up his own spill center telling people "this is your office." the governor held up a oil sample jar, said not to trust exxon to do it, but take samples of your own water on your property. governor schweitzer also called a review of pipelines in his state that cross under waterways and exxon's ceo tell the state
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of montana everything they know about the type of oil that has been spilled into montana's yellowstone river. if montana's governor and exxon were partners when this began, it is becoming clearer and clearer by the day that is no longer the case. ed markey called for congressional hearings to investigate the yellowstone river spill. congressman markey, thanks for being with us tonight, i appreciate it. your re action to governor schweitzer's actions? >> well, it's exactly what the coast guard had to do last summer after 30 days of being deceived by bp on the gulf of mexico spill. they ultimately said no, we are now going to control the flow of information, so governor schweitzer in montana right now is just realizing that oil companies, when they have oil
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spills, wind up first being told by their lawyers that we have to protect the liability of the oil company before we protect the livability of the areas that they have polluted. and this is just a lesson that keeps getting repeated. you've gone back over the last 23 years, but that is something that you could use today and you have appropriately, because they just refuse to ultimately deal with these safety issues in a way that reduces their impact on the citizens of our country. >> it's both the safety issues in terms of preventing disasters like this in the first place, maintaining operations, but also their ability to respond when something goes wrong. exxon mobil is making $5 million in profit every hour, but their clean-up crews are trying to treat the contaminated areas, using boom, not doing great job with, absorbent pads, anything
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that can be technology that has changed in 40 years. >> in the bp safety legislation he authored last year, there was a requirement that the industry had to move to new modern technologies in order to clean up these spills to prevent the spills. as we know, the republicans blocked that legislation. no legislation passed since the bp spill last summer. they listed all the problem that was a blistering, scalding indictment of the safety measures which the oil industry has in place. all of them still remain in place. yeah, we are still using boom. we are using absorbant pads. people thought we would go to mit, not cvs, but the industry
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